Mercedes announced not too long ago that more power was coming to the European versions of the CLA45 AMG and GLA45 AMG cars. That left fans of these small Mercs in the US wondering if we would get updated versions as well. Mercedes has now confirmed that the US versions of the CLA45 and GLA45 will both get more power from their 2.0L 4-cylinder engines.
The CLA45 AMG sedan will pack a 2.0L turbo four under the hood producing 375hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The GLA45 AMG will use the same engine under the hood in the US. That is a 20hp and 18 lb-ft bump in power compared to the 2015 model. Both of the cars put the extra power to good use with the GLA45 needing 4.3 seconds to reach 60mph from a standstill, making it half a second faster than the current model.
The lighter CLA45 can reach 60mph in 4.1 seconds, 0.3-seonds faster than the current model. Along with the increased power also comes a Dynamic Select System that allows the driver to choose driving modes. A Dynamic Plus Package is also available giving a LSD in the front, adaptive suspension, and a performance steering wheel. Both of these cars will launch in the US in October.